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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
Deep, mahogany color, rich malt candied, rock sugar flavors with sweet burnt currant and fig aromas. Itís strong alcohol content is tempered by a clean bitterness and complex flavors. This Barley Wine is named for Cornelius de Boom, the San Francisco Belgian Consulate General (1850 to 1851) and surprisingly the name of the alley along-side the 21st Amendment on 2nd Street.Ė

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this one at the Brew Crew Bash in Ann Arbor on May 21. This one was poured from a tiny can. I think itís 250 mL in size. The pour is a darker amber color with a pretty thick medium khaki colored head that falls down softly. The nose on this is a little abrasive. There is a strong toffee and sweet fruitiness to it. The malts are nicely present and itís got a little bitterness that seems to be out of place. The flavor is pretty sugary and continuing of the sweetness. There is a lot of brown sugar and dark fruits. The toffee and malts really come through about half way through and it finishes pretty bitter. There is a pretty strong resin that isnít overly present throughout the first half of this one. The mouth feel is a thin and watery, but it does carry a nice soft carbonation to help out with the viscosity. There is a little lingering spice on the aftertaste that is different, and helps break up the sweetness a bit. This one isnít too bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ordybill (1340) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2016
Poured from the can into a tulip glass. The appearance is a cloudy dark amber with a medium sized off-white head. The aroma is malt with some vanilla. The taste is a thick sweet malt that quickly warms you from the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10874) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Can at craigís. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, caramel, light fruit, taste is similar.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Can at home... Dark copper.. Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet caramel toffee fruit nose... Soft sweet toffee.. Sweet caramel toffee fruit.. Sweet malts...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (9562) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2016
Can at Craigs. Pours clear amber with a thin white head. Aromas of syrup, peas, resin. Taste is orange, chalk, more green veg. Sticky finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (3612) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Can. Clear cherry color with small off-white head. Sweet, caramel, alcohol and some cheese. Bitter, caramel, fruitcake, grainy taste. Grainy, bitter aftertaste. Medium to sort of sugary mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Alcohol peppry bite on the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Deep amber with a rocky cream head. Caramel alcohol, sweet, sticky, and light dough. Chewy palate, sticky malts, dough, caramel, alcohol , bitter, rough finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1326) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2016
On tap at The Malted Barley. Pours a clear dark amber color. Aroma is of hops, booze, and malts. Bubbly and heavy palate. Flavor is of malts, oak, bourbon, hops, and booze. Leaves a hot hop and oak finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darwenus (905) - Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a dark amber/copper color with foam that fades to nothing quickly. The aroma is sweet and strong. Honey and molasses on the nose and on the tongue. The flavor is very boozy and warm. The finish is a smooth, smokey, and sweet, with cloves and a small amount of pepper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (2595) - New York, New York, USA - APR 28, 2016
Can. Pours a dark brown purple color. Boozy taste with a hoppy wine taste. Sweet after dinner drink

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